Tiger Balm Pain Patches

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straydog
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   Posted 11/12/2011 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to pass on something I have tried just in the past couple of days that worked for sore muscles. Tiger Balm Pain Patches. I have messed up my right shoulder pretty bad from lifting while working in my yard this past summer. The house behind me has a big silver leaf maple that is shedding its leaves and they go right into my swimming pool. I am out there several times a day skimming them out to avoid the pump getting burned up. Its a chore I don't mind telling you. Because of this extra work its killing this shoulder and has the pain increased ten fold. I have terrible muscle spasms that go all the way down to my fingers. I take 10mg of Baclofen every 4 hours for the spasms and it really helps. On top of that my shoulder is very tender and sore to touch. I put one of those patches on last night, early evening and took it off this morning. I cannot believe how much they have helped with the sore area. I have already slapped another one on. I have been out there twice today skimming leaves some more so naturally it started hurting. I have used Tiger Balm at least a good 10 years, maybe longer, a massage therapist used this on me when I was in PT. It has always helped with the soreness, especially when my knees and hips are sore and hurting.

I got these at Walgreens 5 patches in a box for I believe $8.99. So if any of you ever get sore spots you may want to give this a try, the patches are new to me, but not the jar the rub comes in.

I had planned to buy a leaf net on Ebay and messed around and missed the boat on getting one ordered that will fit my pool. I can save a lot of money getting one on Ebay rather than the local pool supply store. Hope everyone has a good weekend.
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   Posted 11/12/2011 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I concur.

I have used those patches a few times for muscle aches and they do help. I have also used the IcyHot patches and they work too, but the Tiger Balm are usually less expensive.
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   Posted 11/12/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been using the Tiger Balm in the jar off and on for the last few years, and it works really well. I have seen the patches at Walgreens and have wondered how well they work. Thanks for letting us know about them Chartreuax. I hope your shoulder feels better really soon.

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   Posted 11/12/2011 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry straydog. I goofed and called you Chartreaux. ((((hugs)))))

Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

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   Posted 11/12/2011 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
They worked for my mom a little to relieve her shoulder pain but they didn't help a lot, so she gives them to my grandma now and she loves them. :) it just depends on the person I guess.
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   Posted 11/12/2011 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I found tigerbalm great even for staff infections. And of course all the pain.
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   Posted 11/13/2011 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Salonpas pain patches work well for sore muscles and are inexpensive if you get them at Costco. It is less than $7.00 for 120 patches. These are the small ones but you can use two and space them a few inches apart. Sometimes I cut them in half and use one piece on the back of my neck.

Just make sure you wash your hands after you apply a patch, the menthol will burn your eyes and other sensitive areas.

straydog
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   Posted 11/13/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Dagger, thanks for posting about those. They have been advertising those like crazy on tv where I live. I almost bought them rather than the Tiger Balm ones, but I have used Tiger Balm for years and felt like perhaps the patches would work as well as the rub does.

The price you quoted at Costco is very cheap, I think 5 in a box at Walgreens was$12.99, seriously. Tiger Balm patches were cheaper I remember that.

I don't normally like to recommend something here at the forum that works for me because of getting back lash from others, lol. I don't have a membership at Costco though, I am sure you would need it for those since they are OTC.

Its something else to consider and thanks again for posting about those.
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